Can you believe it has already been a week since Yarndale? I enjoyed this year so much, this week has felt very sad knowing that there are 363 days until the next one.
Thank you to everyone who came to my stall, it was lovely to meet you all. I do have the most lovely customers! I am sure you have no idea how much it means to me to get such lovely feedback on my designs but I am still on a post-Yarndale high. It was great to hear that things were travelling home to all over the country, and abroad - South Africa, Australia, USA, Netherlands... it is great that people are travelling so far to visit.
It was also great to know that you like the designs in my new book. The next Winter Blooms design (there is a sneaky pic of it above if you can spot it) went down very well and I hope to release this in a few weeks time. My Elysium crochet blanket pattern sold out, I am sorry if you missed out on getting a copy. I will be uploading the pattern to Ravelry next week - newsletter subscribers will get a discount so sign up now if you have not already!
I did not get much chance to look around but I managed to get a few photos of the fantastic yarn bombing outside. The Shaun the Sheep was my favourite. The knitted and crocheted heart display was amazing to see. I am so glad it raised so much money for charity. Well done to all those who made hearts and bought them.
As usual the Yarndale team, volunteers and security staff all deserve a huge thanks for putting on a fantastic festival. I am sure it gets better each year and I am really grateful for being an exhibitor at this wonderful event.
There is a little bit of gorgeous Lichen and Lace sock yarn still available and I will be updating the website later this week so keep an eye out if you missed out. The colourways are gorgeous and it goes well with both my The Chain and Florens sock patterns and the Faradrim fingerless mittens patterns.
Packing up is always hard to do, I always feel so sad that it is over. This time my friends had a great surprise for me as I brought out the last bags to pack in the car - two cheeky bottoms to moon the cars behind on the way home! It made me giggle and I hope it gave others a laugh too. :)
If you did not make it to Yarndale this year, Cathrinksey made a lovely video showing just what a riot of colour and yarn this festival is. She very kindly shows my stand at 2.57 - thanks!